Why strong people face difficulties?
Your strength is directly proportional to the difficulties in your life.
Problems come to those who are capable of facing it. If you’re leading a difficult life know that you’re strong because you couldn’t have it any other way.
You might consider yourself weak, neglected, abused, and used by others to fulfill their selfish desires. Crying alone in the dark corners of your room, where you fight your demons all by yourself, you might consider yourself weakest being on the planet and there might even be times when you just want to give up and end your life but know that it takes both sunshine and rain for a flower to grow. You will buckle up.
The moment you decide to fight back, you’ve taken the first step in the correct direction. As you go on fighting the abusers, be it a person or life itself, each moment you learn something significant that contributes to your personal growth.
Eventually, you will start making companions and winning their support. Every struggle makes you a little stronger than the previous time. The more hurdles you face in life, the more emotionally mature and mentally stronger you get.
With new perspectives, you will believe that there is much more to live.
It’s easy to slip into the darker zone and harder to see light. But hopes are always round the corner. There will be moments in life when you will feel worthless and hopeless about the future. You become so emotionally disturbed that even getting through the day takes additional efforts. But did you ever ask yourself what is still keeping you going? It’s the small ray of hope. There’s no darkness that can’t be overcome with inner strength.
How else could you learn to appreciate the light if you never experienced the grave dark? The strong people you see today are strong only because they were once broken. They have been to hell and back; throughout the journey they let their adversities teach them a lesson that made them the person they are today. Lessons are for you to learn from.
Why would strong people continue to live a difficult life?
The times and situations that shaped you is the source of your strength. Gaining strength is not akin to enlightenment. It is a step towards the same. You will tend to dive back into the dark abyss to fuel yourself with more strength, easy life will be too dull and for good.
Being strong means letting people in and not being affected by what wrong they do to you, because you value yourself. It means choosing oneself over others; choosing healing over misery. Being mentally strong in a world where people care only about themselves is all about self-validation.
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Being strong involves accepting the fact that you will make mistakes, grim mistakes, but not be weighed down by them; instead, learn from them and move on. Once you find your strength amidst the darkness, the person that emerges out of the trails is resilient and difficult to mess with.